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CROSSCURRENTS, PART THREE
The Motown story (3/22a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: "RING" IN THE IDES OF MARCH
The full Monte yet again. (3/22a)
NOT IN HITS LIST
We use only the highest-quality click bait. (3/22a)
COLUMBIA SPRINGS THE COUNTRY TRAP
A whole new wrinkle (3/22a)
THE ROOTS OF ROCK & SOUL, SONG BY SONG: THE LATE ’50S
The saga continues. (3/22a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MARKETSHARE
But it is, really. Isn't it?
WHAT IF I DON'T STREAM?
First of all, don't panic.
WHO ORDERED THIS PIZZA?
Seriously, come get it now or we're eating it.
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CROSSCURRENTS, PART THREE
The Motown story (3/22a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: "RING" IN THE IDES OF MARCH
The full Monte yet again. (3/22a)
NOT IN HITS LIST
We use only the highest-quality click bait. (3/22a)
COLUMBIA SPRINGS THE COUNTRY TRAP
A whole new wrinkle (3/22a)
THE ROOTS OF ROCK & SOUL, SONG BY SONG: THE LATE ’50S
The saga continues. (3/22a)
THE NEXT RECORDING ACADEMY HEAD IS...
(The envelope, please.)
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MARKETSHARE
But it is, really. Isn't it?
WHAT IF I DON'T STREAM?
First of all, don't panic.
WHO ORDERED THIS PIZZA?
Seriously, come get it now or we're eating it.
RUMOR MILL
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Ron Perry’s Columbia has inked another buzzing project—the “country trap” hybrid “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X—which is already having an impact...


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When you visit Hitsville U.S.A., the shrine and museum that stands where the heart of Motown first began its irresistible beat, you’re struck by its modest profile. But if you’ve devoted your life to music, standing in this space will afford approximately the same rush an art student feels beneath the Sistine Chapel.


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Brad, Leo, Margot and Quentin have made a big splash in recent days but, sadly, they didn’t make our gathering of the week’s Top 10 trending topics. Because this isn’t about Once Upon a Time—it’s about now. And nobody in the biz is more now than...


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3/22/19

Jack Savoretti has claimed his first U.K. Official Albums #1 with sixth album Singing to Strangers (BMG) shifting more than 32k combined sales. Over on singles, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” (Virgin EMI) has its biggest streaming week yet with 7.32m streams.


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3/22/19

Ariana Grande and Jonas Brothers provided the one-two punch (as in #1 and #2) for Republic, which placed four tracks among the week’s Top 10 earners on our Song Revenue Chart, with a second Ariana offering coming in at #11. J. Cole’s “Middle Child” (Roc Nation/Interscope) moved up a slot to finish #3


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Tame Impala has dropped a new track ahead of the band’s 3/30 SNL appearance and Coachella headlining slot in April. On “Patience” (Interscope)—the first piece of music we’ve heard from Kevin Parker since his astounding 2015 album, Currents—he breaks out his Philly soul influence, seasoned with a dollop of Barry White...


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TheDirt
3/22/19

Enthusiasm for Netflix’s adaption of the Mötley Crüe story, The Dirt, pushes the Eleven Seven soundtrack to #1 on iTunes this flipover Friday, leading a Top 6 of all new titles.


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3/22/19

As breakout single "Undrunk" approaches the Pop radio Top 15, Capitol's new rising star, FLETCHER, joins our Vibe Raters roundup of buzzing acts poised to break.


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As they prepare for a 45-date North American tour, RCA’s Pentatonix has dropped a video for their version of Cosmo Sheldrake’s “Come Along.”


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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker snags the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday and tops the list with the release of the group's latest single, "Patience" (Modular/Interscope).


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UMG announced on Thursday that it will refocus its artist development and marketing strategies for classical and jazz with an exec reshuffle at Verve Music Group...


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U.K. record company trade income reached £865.5m in 2018, a rise of 3.1% thanks to continued, albeit slowed, growth in streaming. BPI’s annual yearbook, All About The Music 2019, notes that industry revenues in the U.K. have risen by 21.8% over the last three years.


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johnta
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Merck Mercuriadis has been on another shopping spree with his Hipgnosis Songs Fund, buying interests in the catalogs of Johnta Austin, Sean Garrett and Rico Love, which include #1 songs by Usher, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.


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3/21/19

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